Unlock Your Psychology Career Potential: Compare the Best Psychology Degree Programs in Ohio for [year]


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Psychology Degree Programs in Ohio

Find and compare the best psychology degree programs by state.


Number of Schools

In Ohio, there are 61 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees


Number of Programs

With 61 schools offering psychology programs, the total number of programs offered in Ohio is 226


Number of Graduates

The 226 psychology programs in Ohio produced 7,319 psychology graduates in 2021

Psychology Degree Programs in Ohio

Ohio Psychology Degrees Programs

Top (10) Psychology Programs in Ohio

Ohio State University-Main Campus

2021 Psychology Graduates: 1,240
Average Cost to Attend: $28,104
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $32,392
Average Net Price: $19,474
Average Admitted: 57%
Average Enrolled: 25%
Average Graduation Rate: 88%
Student / Faculty: 18 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 65%
Ohio Ranking: #1
National Ranking: #78

Franciscan University of Steubenville

2021 Psychology Graduates: 105
Average Cost to Attend: $42,030
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $2,223
Average Net Price: $19,542
Average Admitted: 68%
Average Enrolled: 38%
Average Graduation Rate: 74%
Student / Faculty: 16 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 49%
Ohio Ranking: #2
National Ranking: #172

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

2021 Psychology Graduates: 646
Average Cost to Attend: $26,525
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $18,176
Average Net Price: $20,827
Average Admitted: 85%
Average Enrolled: 25%
Average Graduation Rate: 73%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 63%
Ohio Ranking: #3
National Ranking: #230

Miami University-Oxford

2021 Psychology Graduates: 380
Average Cost to Attend: $32,191
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $12,206
Average Net Price: $24,616
Average Admitted: 89%
Average Enrolled: 17%
Average Graduation Rate: 83%
Student / Faculty: 16 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 78%
Ohio Ranking: #4
National Ranking: #179

Cedarville University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 33
Average Cost to Attend: $45,184
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,545
Average Net Price: $25,380
Average Admitted: 62%
Average Enrolled: 30%
Average Graduation Rate: 73%
Student / Faculty: 15 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 62%
Ohio Ranking: #5
National Ranking: #227

Denison University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 27
Average Cost to Attend: $73,900
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $2,163
Average Net Price: $38,833
Average Admitted: 28%
Average Enrolled: 24%
Average Graduation Rate: 81%
Student / Faculty: 9 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 90%
Ohio Ranking: #6
National Ranking: #222

Kenyon College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 25
Average Cost to Attend: $80,020
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,193
Average Net Price: $38,927
Average Admitted: 37%
Average Enrolled: 18%
Average Graduation Rate: 87%
Student / Faculty: 9 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 96%
Ohio Ranking: #7
National Ranking: #203

Oberlin College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 36
Average Cost to Attend: $80,646
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $2,320
Average Net Price: $44,689
Average Admitted: 34%
Average Enrolled: 24%
Average Graduation Rate: 82%
Student / Faculty: 9 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 86%
Ohio Ranking: #8
National Ranking: #243

Case Western Reserve University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 250
Average Cost to Attend: $73,602
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $4,489
Average Net Price: $38,166
Average Admitted: 30%
Average Enrolled: 16%
Average Graduation Rate: 84%
Student / Faculty: 9 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 59%
Ohio Ranking: #9
National Ranking: #242

Kent State University at Kent

2021 Psychology Graduates: 528
Average Cost to Attend: $28,666
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $16,580
Average Net Price: $18,947
Average Admitted: 87%
Average Enrolled: 23%
Average Graduation Rate: 68%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 53%
Ohio Ranking: #10
National Ranking: #401

Psychology Programs Offered in Ohio

There are 226 undergraduate psychology programs offered by 61 different 4-year colleges, comprising 20 public and 41 private schools.

Additionally, psychology programs in Ohio produced 4,561 bachelor’s graduates, 2,363 master’s graduates and 272 doctorate graduates.

The table below details the programs offered and the total number of graduates in Ohio.

Psychology GraduatesBSMAPMCPhD
Applied Psychology11
Clinical Psychology331851
Community Psychology4
Counseling and Applied Psychology444883779
Counseling Psychology568
Developmental Psychology1
Educational Psychology374
Experimental Psychology4527
Forensic Psychology3318
General Psychology3,31013440
Industrial Organizational Psychology287
Marriage and Family Therapy146
Mental Health Counseling3474
Research Psychology284527
School Psychology123199
Social Work1,12899110
Total Graduates4,5612,36374272
US Department of Education

Credits Accepted for Ohio Schools

The types of academic credits available to Ohio students are varied and include:

  • Dual enrollment
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Psychology Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation in Ohio

On average, Ohio schools admitted 73% of students who applied to 4-year institutions. Of those who were offered admission, 21% enrolled.

The average freshman retention rate for Ohio schools is 68%, compared to 71% for all universities nationwide.

The overall graduation rate for 4-year colleges and universities in Ohio is 50%, compared to 56% for all universities nationwide.

The top three schools in Ohio for highest graduation rate are Ohio State University-Main Campus (88%), Kenyon College (87%), and Case Western Reserve University (84%).

The top three schools with the highest number of psychology graduates in Ohio are Ohio State University-Main Campus (1,240), University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (646), and Kent State University at Kent (528).

1st Year Return68%71%
US Department of Education

Student & Faculty Information in Ohio

In the fall of 2021, Ohio schools that offered psychology programs had an average of 65% full-time instructional or research faculty members and 34% part-time instructional faculty members.

The average student-to-faculty ratio for Ohio schools offering psychology programs is 15:1.

The table below shows a comparison of the percentage of full-time instructional and research faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio between Ohio and the United States as a whole:

Full-Time Instructional57%56%
Full-Time Research6%6%
Part-Time Instructional34%35%
Student Faculty Ratio15:115:1
US Department of Education

Tuition and Student Expenses in Ohio

If you’re an undergraduate psychology student in Ohio, the average tuition you’ll pay depends on the institution you choose. Typically, tuition costs range from $5,747 to $59,384 per year, with an average of $23,628. In addition to tuition, you’ll also need to budget for books and supplies, which can cost between $690 and $3,000 annually, with an average of $1,268.

The three most affordable undergraduate psychology schools in Ohio are Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus ($23,213), Ohio State University-Marion Campus ($23,213), and Ohio State University-Newark Campus ($23,213). Meanwhile, the three most expensive institutions are the Oberlin College ($80,646), Case Western Reserve University ($73,602), and University of Dayton ($62,510).

As for prospective graduate psychology students, the average cost of tuition and fees for graduate programs varies widely based on the school and program chosen. Graduate tuition costs between $6,453 and $49,358 per year, with an average of $14,515. However, most graduate programs also require additional fees, such as application fees, technology fees, and library fees, which can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In-state graduate fees typically range from $16 to $1,842, with an average of $551.

The three most affordable graduate psychology schools in Ohio are Youngstown State University ($6,751), Miami University-Hamilton ($7,584), and Ohio University-Main Campus ($9,720). Meanwhile, the three most expensive graduate programs are Case Western Reserve University ($49,398), Oberlin College ($29,995), and The University of Findlay ($18,456).

If you’re curious about how Ohio schools stack up against national averages, you can compare average total expenses in the table below. Note that these figures don’t take into account financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you’re interested in that information, you can find it in the sections below.

Average Expenses for Psychology SchoolsOhioU.S.
On Campus Room & Board$11,780$11,729
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,726$3,474
Total Living Expenses$14,506$15,203
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$23,628$21,301
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,268$1,254
Total Undergraduate Expenses$39,402$37,758
In-State, Graduate Tuition$14,515$14,479
In-State, Graduate Fees$551$1,155
Total Graduate Expenses$15,066$15,634
US Department of Education

Cost to Attend, Financial Aid, Net Price in Ohio

Average Net Price

In Ohio, the cost to attend a college or university that offers psychology programs is a significant financial investment. The key term to know for college affordability is the net price.

The average net price for a college or university in Ohio that offers psychology programs is $17,137. This figure is calculated based on the most recent data provided by each institution to the US Department of Education.

Net price is determined by adding up the costs of tuition, room and board, living expenses, books, and supplies and then subtracting the average financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, received by federal financial aid recipients.

Cost to Attend$39,402$37,758
Average Financial Aid$13,303$13,984
Percent Receiving Aid92%90%
Net Price$17,137$17,524
US Department of Education

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Ohio universities shown by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$8,825$8,953
$30,001 – $48,000$9,695$9,671
$48,001 – $75,000$12,122$11,937
$75,001 – $110,000$14,359$14,468
$110,001 and more$15,205$15,188
US Department of Education

Additional Top Ranked Psychology Degree Programs in Ohio

Find information on each school’s ranking, number of graduates, net price, and graduation rate along with a link the school’s full [year] report.

RankSchool# of GraduatesNet PriceGraduation
#11The College of Wooster27$24,93477%
#12Youngstown State University289$12,29047%
#13Walsh University50$20,35069%
#14Ohio University-Main Campus428$20,49667%
#15University of Dayton173$29,93380%
#16Otterbein University27$22,13869%
#17Ursuline College22$16,35349%
#18University of Akron Main Campus370$17,44360%
#19John Carroll University100$28,66176%
#20Mount Vernon Nazarene University60$23,44059%
#21Baldwin Wallace University35$26,57766%
#22The University of Findlay30$23,04263%
#23Bowling Green State University-Main Campus251$16,68462%
#24University of Toledo289$17,76456%
#25Malone University75$18,66460%
#26Capital University52$22,74261%
#27Xavier University156$32,37075%
#28Ohio Wesleyan University21$25,52264%
#29Wright State University-Main Campus381$14,19844%
#30Cleveland State University446$15,51751%
#31Muskingum University25$18,57551%
#32Heidelberg University38$21,65057%
#33Notre Dame College23$19,38039%
#34Shawnee State University22$14,53253%
#35Tiffin University131$25,81145%
#36Ohio Christian University48$22,45645%
#37Union Institute & University33$22,31133%
#38Central State University50$10,59823%
#39Miami University-Hamilton39$12,57219%
#40Ohio State University-Lima Campus25$14,16024%
#41Ohio State University-Marion Campus24$13,76715%
#42Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus35$15,60515%
#43Ohio State University-Newark Campus56$15,34030%
US Department of Education

Psychology Salary Reports for Ohio

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